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Writing Process Checklist

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SAT

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Study Guide

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Writing Process Checklist
Prewriting
______ Think about the topic.
______ Make a bubble map, looking for your focus and supporting details.
______ On your scratch sheet, write a working thesis statement, which determines
your body paragraphs, topic sentences, and organization.
Drafting
______ Decide on your opening statement (a question, a broad statement, a
saying).
______ Write a sentence or two that narrows the scope (think: world – my
surroundings – me).
______ Finish your introductory paragraph with your thesis statement.
______ Open your rst body paragraph with a topic sentence that includes the
'rst element in your thesis.
______ Write two or three sentences to develop that topic. Include speci'c,
personal information.
______ Move on to your second body paragraph, including a transition statement
in the topic sentence.
______ Write three to four sentences to develop that topic. Include speci'c,
personal information.
______ Move on to your third body paragraph, including a transition statement in
the topic sentence.
______ Write four to 've sentences to develop that topic. Include speci'c, personal
information.
______ Move on to your concluding paragraph by re-stating your thesis.
______ Close with a nal thought with which your reader can identify.
Revision
______ Carefully read your paper, listening for each word as it appears on the
page. You may 'nd missing or repeated words. .
______ Look for complete sentences, spelling errors, and errors in usage.
______ Edit as necessary.

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